Collins v. Sullivan

Filing 5

ORDER dismissing pltf's complaint without prejudice for failure to pay the filing fee, failure to comply with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2), and for failure to respond to the Court's Order 3 ; judgment will be entered accordingly. Signed by Judge Susan Webber Wright on 12/13/10. (vjt)

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Collins v. Sullivan Doc. 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS HELENA DIVISION KINGRALE COLLINS ADC #SK945 V. RHONDA SULLIVAN ORDER Plaintiff filed this complaint, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983, on September 17, 2010. Plaintiff did not pay the $350.00 filing fee, and he did not file an application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Accordingly, on November 4, 2010, the Court entered an order directing Plaintiff to pay the $350.00 filing fee, or to file an application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, within 30 days (docket entry #3). Plaintiff was warned that his failure to comply would result in the dismissal of his complaint. More than 30 days have passed, and Plaintiff has not paid the filing fee, filed an application for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, or otherwise responded to the order. Under these circumstances, the Court concludes that Plaintiff's complaint should be dismissed without prejudice for failure to pay the filing fee, failure to comply with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2), and for failure to respond to the Court's order. See Miller v. Benson, 51 F.3d 166, 168 (8th Cir. 1995) (District courts have inherent power to dismiss sua sponte a case for failure to prosecute, and exercise of that power is reviewed for abuse of discretion). IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT: 1. Plaintiff's complaint is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for failure to pay the NO: 2:10CV00137 SWW DEFENDANT PLAINTIFF filing fee, failure to comply with Local Rule 5.5(c)(2), and for failure to respond to the Court's 1 Dockets.Justia.com order. 2. The Court certifies that an in forma pauperis appeal taken from the order and judgment dismissing this action is considered frivolous and not in good faith. DATED this 13th day of December, 2010. /s/Susan Webber Wright UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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